Centara Hotels Resorts welcomes a number of new General Manager

first_imgCentara Hotels & Resorts www.centarahotelsresorts.comCentara Hotels & Resorts welcomes a number of new General ManagersCentara has seen a great deal of positive change thus far in 2016 and with that has also brought in some new faces.  Centara Hotels & Resorts (CHR) is pleased to introduce a number of new members to the General Managers team.Mr. Dominique Rongé, Belgian national, is the new Area General Manager of Samui.  He first joined Centara Hotels & Resorts in 2012 as the General Manager for the opening of Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya where he was for two years.  He then was promoted to be Area General Manager responsible for Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya and Centara Avenue Hotel for their pre-openings. Rongé has a short absence from CHR while working as the General Manager (opening team) at Keemala Phuket just before re-joining CHR.  With his extensive knowledge of CHR and the properties, and 5 star resorts background, Rongé will be a stronger leader at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Centara Villas Samui and Centra Coconut Beach Resort Samui.Central Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok welcomes Mr. Eric Weber as their new General Manager.  Weber is a Swiss national with over 27 years of experience in hospitality industry, having worked for various properties with the Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt – Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle. Prior to joining CHR, he was the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Mumbai in India.Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka is pleased to welcome Mr. Riaan Drever as General Manager.  Drever is a South African national with over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked for various properties in countries across Africa, America, Middle East and Asia within groups such as Orient Express, Fairmont, Movenpick, Jumeirah and Six Senses Soneva. He was in the Maldives at Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa as Resident Manager before taking up the role in Sri Lanka.With an extensive background with Centara Hotels & Resorts, it is a pleasure to welcome Mr. Chaiphun Thongsuthum as General Manager for one of the newest properties, Centra Maris Resort Jomtien, which is just a few hours out of Bangkok.  Thongsuthum has more than 32 years of experience in the hospitality industry in operations and sales and marketing. He has worked for many Centara resorts such as Centara Grand at Central Plaza Lad Prao Bangkok, Centara Hotel Hat Yai, Central Hotel Myanmar and Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai. Prior to the transfer to Jomtein, Thongsuthum was the General Manager at Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani for the past seven years.Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts shared, “I offer my congratulations to all of the new members to the Centara team as well as to the friendly faces who are taking on new challenges in their new assignments.  I am pleased to see the progress of many of our people and am confident that they will continue to help drive their properties to meet their goals in 2016.” Source = Centara Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Six schools in the N

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Six schools in the Natadola Bay community continue to benefit from Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events (MICE) hosted by the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.Through donations and participation in the InterContinental ‘Insider Community’ programme, schools and the local Natadola community have benefited by projects that involved the complete repainting of Malomalo Primary School, provision of academic books, sports equipment and building of school desks and chairs for all six schools in the Natadola area giving them access to resources necessary for a well rounded education and to encourage a healthy lifestyle for the next generation.A collaborative effort from the InterContinental Fiji Meetings team, saw a sharp increase in the number of both international and local MICE groups for 2015; with many groups engaging in team-building efforts and connecting with the community through InterContinental Meeting’s ‘Insider Collection’, a range of services that can be added to any business event to engage delegates and inspire memorable bonds while benefiting the local community.“From enhancing the learning environments in our local schools to preserving the health of our reefs and even participating in Fijian Master Cooking classes, our ‘Insider Collection’ allows business delegates authentic memorable Fijian experiences with a real sense of community service,” said David Pearson, Director MICE at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.More development projects are in the pipeline, all aimed at continuously developing education and supporting schools in the Natadola Bay area alongside the resort’s Community Care Fund.InterContinental Fiji provide an ‘In The Know’ weekly activity programme that is available during the school term for delegates and guests to visit Malomalo Primary School to see the results of their efforts and give guests an opportunity to meet the children and teachers, and witness village life.“The Malomalo Primary School Visit is one of the recommended ‘In The Know’ experiences offered at the resort and it’s always wonderful to see our guests actively engaging with our projects or initiating their own to assist our efforts to create a brighter future for the Natadola Bay communities,” said Erik Stuebe, Area General Manager South Pacific at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more